Michael Shapiro

Now in his 30th year as a member of the full-time faculty at Columbia Journalism School, Michael Shapiro has taught a wide range of classes, including the School’s core reporting courses, reimagined its magazine curriculum, launched an online publication, City Newsroom, and introduced the case method to the curriculum. In 2013 he returned to his first love—narrative journalism—through a series of web-based publications and more recently with books: The Memory Project, written and published by students in his class each spring.

Shapiro is Founder and Publisher of The Delacorte Review, the School’s literary nonfiction publication and writes the Review’s weekly newsletter, Writerland, “a journey to finding joy in writing.” He is the author of six nonfiction books and his work has appeared in such publications at The New Yorker, The New York Times, Esquire, and The Wall Street Journal.

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